Warriors triumph over Warhawks

Airman Thomas Trower The Cannon Varsity Women Warriors played their first official home games Saturday and Sunday against the Lackland Warhawks, who were left bloodied and battered after the game. The beginning of Saturday’s game made the impression that the teams were evenly matched with the Warriors holding a lead of 27-25. But widening the […]

Goff leads Aggies to victory

CNJ staff HONOLULU — Former Clovis High golfer Rober Goff shot a 54-hole score of 214 to take individual honors and lead New Mexico State to the team title in the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate tournament on Wednesday. The Aggies took the team title with a score of 7-over-par 871, leading from start to finish in […]

Hunter leads Cats to victory

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Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth Clovis’ Brian Mead looks to make a move on Highland’s Timothy Medina during the first half of their game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Sporting a 100-watt, gap-toothed smile, Diondre Hunter sounded like an awestruck sophomore in the locker room after the game, addressing his senior […]

ENMU rodeo athletes fail to score

CNJ staff CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University seniors Dusty Higgins and James Gililland did not score in third-go performances Tuesday night in the College National Finals Rodeo, and now must wait to see how others do to find out if they reach Saturday’s short-go finals. The top 12 finishers through three rounds in […]

Hound doesn’t score at CNFR

CNJ staff CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico’s Dusty Higgins did not receive a score in the first go-round of the bull riding competition on Sunday at the College National Finals Rodeo. Only 12 of 35 competitors in the event received a score. ENMU’s James Gililland (team roping) and Brittany Bennett (barrel racing) will have their […]

Nichols ready for state challenge

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Farwell senior Tate Nichols works on his putting at Farwell Country Club in preparation for the Texas Class 1A state golf tournament in Austin. (CNJ correspondent: Jim Hogg) By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Tate Nichols didn’t mind the lengthy wait between winning the Region I-1A golf tournament on April 26 and the two-day Class […]

Late 8-0 run gives Eastern road win in Abilene

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Jolen Montoya’s jumper with 1:02 left put Eastern New Mexico University ahead for good and kicked off a game-ending 8-0 run that gave the Greyhounds an 85-77 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Abilene Christian Thursday night. Senior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt posted a double-double with 20 points and […]

Texico steamrolls Capitan

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Texico senior running back Chris Phillips tries to get around Capitan junior Tieree Jackson during the second half of their Class 1A quarterfinal game Saturday in Texico. Texico defeated Capitan 68-6. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer TEXICO — After the first quarter, the only thing left in doubt was whether or […]

Economic efficiency scores not pretty

by Walter Williams When you vote for a member of the House of Representatives or the Senate, what should be your selection criteria? I’m all too afraid that most Americans, were they to be honest, would answer that they’d vote for the person who has pushed or will push for legislation that benefits them, their […]

State archers take aim

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Bill Royce, of Aztec, N.M., aims during the American Round of the New Mexico Bowhunter’s State Tournament on Saturday at the Marshall Junior High football field. The tournament finished Sunday. (staff photo:Eric Kluth) By David Irvin No, you don’t shoot apples off of your opponent’s head. The object of the game is to hit the […]

Sweep pushes Zia win streak to eight

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Junior Lindsay Schiely and sophomore Grace George combined for 23 kills and just two hitting errors Tuesday night, and Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team ran its winning streak to eight matches by pounding winless Wayland Baptist 30-18, 32-30, 30-15 at Greyhound Arena. Schiely had 14 kills and George added nine, […]

Melrose’s Park leads North to victory

CNJ STAFF RUIDOSO — Record-breaking Melrose wide receiver Harvey Park was named the North’s offensive player of the game after scoring four touchdowns Saturday in a 36-28 win over the South in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s six-man all-star football game at W.D. Horton Stadium. Park, who set the six-man national record with […]

Rodeo ciruit keeps cowboys on the move

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Matt Austin of Wills Point, Texas, hangs on during Thursday’s bull riding competition at the 34th Annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. CNJ photo by Rick White By Eric Butler, CNJ Correspondent As the 34th annual Pioneer Days Rodeo kicked off on Thursday night, probably only the astute […]

Education problems must be admitted

Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Several weeks ago, my column was about the sorry state of teacher quality and concluded that while teacher ineptitude is neither flattering nor comfortable to confront, confront it we must if we’re to do anything about our sorry state of education. The situation is not pretty. Philadelphia schools are typical of […]

Clovis advances to state championship

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Clovis senior Richard Urban started the game on the mound, helping the Wildcats advance to their first championship baseball game in school history. (CNJ staff photo/Rick White) By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Mark Young’s day went from futile to fruitful with one swing of the bat. The Clovis High senior third baseman doubled to ignite […]

CHS tennis results

CNJ STAFF Snowman Invitational Friday, Saturday At Dumas, Texas Clovis results Boys singles Jared Cole (2-2, 6th place): W Taylor Elzner (White Deer) 7-5, 6-0; L Justin Bonner (Dumas) 6-0, 6-0; W Zach Ormsby (Borger) 6-4, 6-1; L Chase Thornberry (Clarendon) 6-4, 6-0. Jay Cole (1-3, 14th place): L B.J. Luangpraseuth (Palo Duro), score n/a; […]

Report: America is the land of the mostly free

Freedom Newspapers Americans love to be No. 1 and we pride ourselves on our freedom. That’s why it’s doubly disappointing that the United States is not ranked No. 1 on the 2004 Index of Economic Freedom, just released by the Heritage Foundation. Worse, as Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner Jr. said, the country has fallen […]

’84 game has unlikely end

By Kevin Wilson In his bestseller “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” Mitch Albom wrote that every end is just a beginning, only we don’t know it at the time. On Sept. 15, 1984, in Ada, Okla., East Central thought it had the ending on a rout against visiting Eastern New Mexico University. A […]

Quick goal tops ENMU

CNJ STAFF ADA, Okla. — It took East Central just 11 seconds to get on the board Sunday, and that’s all the Lady Tigers needed. ECU handed Eastern New Mexico University a 1-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer loss when Jenny Cruz took a pass to the middle off the opening kickoff and drove in […]

Foxes score about every way possible

Dave Wagner News & notes Even if they don’t often do it by passing, the Fort Sumner Foxes showed Friday night that they have a variety of ways to score. The Foxes didn’t complete a pass while running up more than 400 yards rushing in their season-opening 60-0 rout of Hagerman at Fort Sumner. But […]